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Air India grounds flight attendant for accidentally opening chute

The crew member will undergo a refresher training, an Air India official said.

india Updated: Aug 16, 2017 21:45 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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An Air India aircraft takes off from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad.(Reuters File Photo)

Air India has grounded a flight attendant after she accidentally deployed an emergency chute when a flight from Delhi landed in Mumbai.

The incident occurred when Air India 102 from Delhi to Mumbai landed on Monday at approximately 7:30 pm. On reaching the parking bay at the airport, the crew member deployed the chute.

The chute inflated into a catering van near the aircraft, however, there were no injuries.

The crew member has been grounded and will undergo a refresher training, said an Air India official on condition of anonymity.

The corrective measure was taken following an internal inquiry into the incident, the official added.

First Published: Aug 16, 2017 21:31 IST